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#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

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Starting today, Microsoft‘s free “Wi-Fidelity” service will be available in hot spots around NY. According to TechCrunch, Boingo will be the provider for most of these hot spots. However, on November 1, more than 200 areas in NYC will also offer free Wi-Fi. This initiative is meant to hype up the new Windows 8 system.

Tech Crunch cited a press release which noted, “Microsoft’s sponsored Wi-Fi is immediately available for users of all Wi-Fi enabled devices in six Manhattan subway stations, supported by Transit Wireless’ state-of-the-art network…Microsoft will also sponsor Wi-Fi via more than 200 Manhattan hotzones, starting November 1. The Wi-Fi hotspots are part of Boingo’s Cloud Nine media platform, a global advertising network that enables brand advertisers to reach target audiences through high engagement Wi-Fi sponsorship.”

Tech Crunch